|Brian Bain - 05-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
An Oral History narrated by Brian Bain on July 5, 2007, in New Orleans, LA, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history.
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Brian Bain; Hurricane Katrina; 2005; 'Hurricane Katrina; 2005'; Anecdotes; Disaster relief; Evacuation of civilians; Louisiana; New Orleans; Natural disasters; Marriage; Parenting; Judaism; Community; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.)
|Carol Smokler - 13-Aug-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Smokler, a psychologist and philanthropist who greatly contributed to the New Orleans relief effort, was interviewed by Jayne Guberman on August 13th, 2007. A long-time activist for Jewish causes, she has worked with Hillel, the Federation, UJC, the JCC and others, in addition to raising three children in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This interview focuses on her extensive work with the Emergency Relief Committee on Katrina aid, particularly their community partnerships and the decision-making p...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Anecdotes; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Bush; George W. (George Walker); 1946-; Philanthropy; Psychology; Hillel Foundation; Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; Emergency response; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); White House Administrative Office (U.S.); Second Harvest (Organization); Sinai Temple (New Orleans; La.); Astrodome (Houston; Tex.); Post-traumatic stress disorder; Mitzvah Corps; Avi Chai Foundation; Tulane University; FEMA Emergency Management Institute; AEPi; YMCA; Mental health counseling; Rabbis; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; CJF; Hillel Foundation; JCC; Soviet Union; Disaster relief; Chabad Lubavitch (Organization); Search and rescue operations; Angel Flight; Inc. (airlift relief group); National Organization for Jewish Family Services; Jewish Funders Network; MAZON (Jewish hunger relief organization)
|Zoe Oreck - 3-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return. She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social li...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; JazzFest; Mardi Gras; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Temple Sinai (New Orleans; La.); Natural disasters; Reform Judaism; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; University of Georgia; Galleria (Houston; Tex.); Levees; Lee; Spike; Racism Louisiana New Orleans; Jewish Community Center; SPCA; Teens for Green New Orleans; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Jewish social integration; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Julie Wise Oreck - 2-July-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for weeks...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Christmas tree; Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.); Jewish Community Center; Haggadah; United Jewish Appeal; United Jewish Communities; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; AIPAC; Orthodox Judaism; Holocaust; Manor, Ehud Anecdotes; Intifada, 2000-; Andover (Academy); Natural disasters; SPCA; Levees; Tulane University; Fundraising; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Chabad; Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-; Hillel Foundation; National Council of Jewish Women; Lee, Spike; Flood insurance claims; Superdome (New Orleans, La.); Child care; Serotta, Edward; Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Maccabiah Games; Reconstructionist Judaism; Suicide; Levees; Reform Judaism; Abivale; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Otzma; Israeli media; Torah Academy, New Orleans; Tikkun olam; Lion of Judah conferences; National Young Leadership Cabinet; Israel and Overseas Pillar (organization); Beit Shemesh; fear of rape; Jewish Endowment; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; Julie Wise Oreck